Vasco da Gama Pillar
Vasco da Gama Pillar
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Nairobi, Kenya58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
amazing breeze and the fact that there is a rich history and hospitable guides to show you around this lovely place
Written July 9, 2018
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Karen G
Sonoma County, CA40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
King Edward was knowledgeable ofcthe history. It was very interesting for me. The cost is based on resident, citizen, noncitizen..but it included entrance into 2 museums.
Written December 2, 2019
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tonyclassic44
Naivasha, Kenya7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
It’s in Malindi county and our country Kenya has 47 county so you are mostly welcomed and enjoy the.
Written January 14, 2019
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Jose G
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I am interested in antiquities, so decided to stop in Malindi for the sole purpose of visiting da Gama's pillar, the oldest European building in Kenya, and probably in the East Coast of Africa, dating from the late 15th century. But the location of the pillar is in a rocky beach, washed by the sea, in which both sunsets and sunrises are nothing short of breathtaking and spectacular. There is a fee for entrance which is not particularly cheap, but it is well worth a stop.
Written July 6, 2018
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DAgg84
Charleston, SC57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
In a peaceful location. Beautiful view. Is a bit rocky so watch your footing, especially with elders.
Written November 15, 2018
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geyMBUHG
Nairobi, Kenya78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This place has nearly been chocked by private developers around. you can only access the monument via a foot path. A very sad situation given the history of the site.
There are guides to tell you of the rich history of the voyage and the fights.
Its a worthy experience though.
Written November 9, 2017
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stephen b
South Carolina10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
We visited here and paid the entry fee as required.
we were promised much yet the only thing we saw was the pillar, nothing else. we were promised to see the Portuguese church only to told a couple of hours later that it wasnt possible since it was a weekend.
maybe for school kids would be better
Written October 16, 2017
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Stevenage, UK1,713 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Took a tuk tuk to the monument, however you are required to pay 500 shillings to access it, including a museum. Since we didn't see any benefit in visiting the museum we opted to drive along the beach and check out the monument from afar ( having read the previous reviews). Nothing special, a bit ' been there, seen it, done it'. Let's head back to the beach!
Written July 14, 2017
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Rory K
Malindi, Kenya54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Why on earth Vasco da Gama chose to come ashore here is beyond me. The Pillar does not improve the site one bit. It's the ultimate " Why did we bother going there" destination and they charge you money!
Written July 29, 2016
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Lunack
Humpolec, Czech Republic5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Probably one of the most visited place in Malndi. There were a group of school kids during our stay here so we did not have a space to discover it well. The view to the ocean and to the town is nice. The entrance is for 500 KES.
Written September 23, 2015
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